NCAA Reverses UNLV Bowl Ban
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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The NCAA has reversed a decision that banned UNLV’s football program from a post-season appearance in 2014, and the Rebels will be eligible for a bowl game after all.
The school had produced an Academic Progress Rate score of 925 over a four-year period, but a score of 930 was required to maintain bowl eligibility.
But recent adjustments to the scores brought the UNLV grade back up to the minimum.
The decision comes at an opportune time for the Rebels program.
Last year, UNLV finished the regular season at 7-6, and made its first bowl game appearance in 13 years. Six wins is the minimum required for bowl consideration.
Should UNLV make it to a bowl game this season, it would mark the first time in school history the football team would appear in bowl games in back-to-back years.